NEW YORK CITY — With one more game to go, the U.S. has a chance to make it out of the World Cup's "Group of Death."
The only thing standing in the way is Germany — the European powerhouse many expect to be the tournament's victors.
New York City has plenty of spots to catch Thursday's showdown at noon — and the Yanks will need all the support they can get.
If you're calling in sick on Thursday, or need a place to duck in on your lunch break, here are the best spots to catch the game in every borough:
Under the Archway, DUMBO
Anchorage Place and Water Street, under the Manhattan Bridge
For every World Cup game, the DUMBO Business Improvement District holds outdoor viewing parties under the Manhattan Bridge. Just be careful if you're skipping work to watch the action — ESPN cameras could beam you stragith to your boss' TV.
Lone Star Bar & Grill, Bay Ridge
8703 5th Ave., 718-833-5180
This spot is home to the local chapter of the American Outlaws Supporters Club, a U.S. National Team fan base who will be chanting and cheering during the whole game. And there's no more American way to watch the game than with $15 all-you-can eat BBQ.
Kent Ale House, Williamsburg
51 Kent Ave., 347-227-8624
This rugby and soccer bar offers 24 craft brews on tap and more than 30 bottles. The place has 11 TVs so you won't miss a shot, and has drink and food specials during games.
Jack Demsey's, Midtown
36 W 33rd St., 212-629-9899
The Midtown spot serves as another base for the large American Outlaws NYC chapter and should be packed for the game. Aside from drink specials and chants, the supporters are known to celebrate in the streets if the US wins.
Nevada Smith's, East Village
100 3rd Ave., 212-982-2591
The East Village soccer bar opens early for games, so you'll be able to catch every World Cup match on their two screens and enjoy their special World Cup menu and deals.
Kinsale Tavern, Upper East Side
1672 3rd Ave., 212-348-4370
The top-rated Irish sports pub will show every game of the World Cup, and you can catch both the US match and Portugal vs Ghana — the result of which could be critical to America's progress to the last 16.
Play Sports Bar, Annadale
2 Sneden Ave., 718-984-3700
The forgotten borough also has its own American Outlaws chapter that calls Play Sports Bar home. The bar has more than 100 different beers, drink and food specials during the games and an outdoor viewing spot to catch the action.
Victory Cantina, Castleton Corners
1736 Victory Blvd., 718-442-2967
The new Castleton Corners spot plays every World Cup game on two large TVs and offers craft beer specials — featuring the borough's new Flagship Brewery on tap — with $13 burger specials during the game.
Nurnberger Bierhaus, West Brighton
871 Castleton Ave., 718-816-7461
If you want to watch the game in the belly of the beast, or need a spot to cheer for Germany, the West Brighton spot should be the place. With an outdoor beer garden, German food and giveaways during the game, it should be a perfect place to cheer on whichever team you're backing.
Olde Prague Tavern, Astoria
28-48 31st St., 718-777-1690
Like every other borough, Queens is also home to a local American Outlaws chapter who call Olde Prague their home. The game can be enjoyed on an 80-inch television and supporters wearing their country's jersey gets a free shot during games.
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria
29-19 2nd Ave., 718-274-4925
Even though Germany may be the US' foe in the match, they still have great beer and food. Catch the action on the pitch at this large outdoor beer hall, with no cover charge during games
Bar 43, Sunnyside
4306 43rd St., 718-361-3090
The Sunnyside sports bar plays every World Cup game and offers food and drink specials.
Jimmy Ryan's, Pelham Bay
3005 Middletown Rd., 718-863-5687
While not as large as others, the Bronx's American Outlaws offshoot catches games at Jimmy Ryan's. The bar offers drink and pitcher specials during the games.
Bronx Ale House, Kingsbridge
216 W 238th St., 718-601-0204
The large, craft brew bar has free popcorn during the games. And if you care as much about the brews as the goals, you can ever check out what's on tap, and how much is left in the keg, on its website.
Michelangelo's Little Italy, Belmont
2477 Arthur Ave., 718-220-8355
This pizzeria and bar was a hot spot to watch Italy's World Cup progress — before that team was knocked out. Now it's concentrating on the US match. It will have food and drink specials during the game and fans can also duck into the owner's sport bar, Howl at the Moon, across the street.
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